December 6, 2023 – Amidst the excitement of the Ganesha Fair last Saturday, SBM ITB’s entrepreneurship program students showcased various innovative products they had created using the finest of today’s technology.
Ganesha Fair was a festival held by SBM ITB at Kiara Artha Park. It highlights the student’s interests, talents, and business and management knowledge to the public, wrapped in its presentation as a celebratory event. It was a collaboration between the management and entrepreneurship programs of SBM ITB and featured Geisha as its main guest star.
One of the components of the event was an exhibition that displayed the works of SBM ITB’s 2025 batch of entrepreneurship students. These works were done throughout the semester’s Technology Learning for Entrepreneurship course, designed and implemented by a teaching team of Dr. Leo Aldianto, M.B.A, M.SAE., Dr.rer.pol. Eko Agus Prasetio, S.T., MBA, CIP, Ir. Budi Rahardjo, M.Sc., Ph.D., and Yulianto, MBA, M.Sc., Ph.Dc, CBAP
In addition, this course was also conducted under the guidance and supervision of Sonny Rustiadi, SE., MBA., Ph.D., CBAP., the head of the entrepreneurship program at SBM ITB.
“This course provides a practical approach to understanding and learning technology such as the Internet of Things and 3D printing,” said Sonny. “Our entrepreneurship students do not only learn the theory and concepts of IoT and 3D printing technology but also carry out hands-on prototyping and manufacturing.”
In this course, students are divided into 20 groups, each is tasked with creating a final product using the tech taught to them in class.
An example of projects made through this course and shown in this event is the “Water Wise Smart Water Meter,” which focuses on identifying water consumption in real-time. There is also “Plantist,” an automated system designed to assist users in taking care of their plants, and “Airways,” a drone that can measure air quality and autonomously combat pollution via special sprays. Finally, “Embrace Aloneness” is a clever solution to overcome people’s isolation through an interactive art project.
“These projects reflect our commitment to combining technical learning with developing entrepreneurship skills, which is crucial in the current era of digital disruption,” Sonny added.
The Technology Learning for Entrepreneurship course and Ganesha Fair collaboration aims to showcase students’ work applying their lessons to deliver real products, including the technical, marketing, and launching process. It also serves as a place for them to gain feedback, expand their network, and strengthen their expertise as future entrepreneurs. At the same time, the products brought by SBM ITB’s entrepreneurship students are also concrete evidence that shows how technology can be applied to improve people’s quality of life.